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Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations


Discover How the Grants Office Can Help You

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) pursues institutional and faculty grants to support Smith's academic priorities and initiatives. The CFR team also works with faculty on identifying external research grant opportunities. We help Smith develop and strengthen beneficial partnerships with foundations, corporations and government agencies that share an interest in advancing education. These partnerships assist corporations and foundations in fulfilling their missions while advancing the goals of the college. Thanks to these partnerships, Smith continues to be an educational leader across a wide academic spectrum.

Our Services

  • Prospecting
  • Proposal writing (you will always be the expert on what information is presented, but often we can help strengthen your grant with suggestions on framing and organization)
  • Proofreading, editing and providing feedback on draft proposals
  • Helping develop a project evaluation plan
  • Assisting with electronic submissions of grant applications
  • Connecting people on campus to others who may be able to serve as a resource (e.g., we may know of a faculty person who has reviewed for the agency to which you are applying)
  • Photocopying grant application components and submitting proposals
  • Serving as a liaison to authorized institutional officials and the Sponsored Research Office

Resources for Faculty

Grant Resources

The CFR offers a range of materials, services and grant resources from foundations, corporations and government agencies to assist faculty in obtaining funding for research projects.

It is essential that the college coordinates its funding efforts for both institutional and individual projects. We request that faculty inform us about any plans they may have to contact an outside funding agency and to forward copies of correspondence and proposals to us.

Smith College Grants Resources

Visit the Sponsored Research Office for grant preparation information and necessary forms.

Grant Databases

COS PIVOT is a research funding opportunities database that gives administrators and development professionals a competitive edge in easily and quickly connecting the right research opportunities, funding and people. PIVOT combines a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with our unique database of 3 million prepopulated scholar profiles. This provides global and local connections that strengthen research by letting faculty, staff researchers and graduate students explore new avenues for funding and collaboration. is your place to find, apply for and track federal grants.

Contact Us

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Marilyn Woodman

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
76 Elm Street

Lynn Korza

Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
76 Elm Street

Patti Thornton

Assistant Director of Foundation Relations and Stewardship
76 Elm Street

Melanie Gulow

Administrative Assistant
76 Elm Street

Sponsored Research Office and Grants Administration

Emily Robinson

Sponsored Research Administrator
College Hall

Kate Wallen

Assistant Director of Grants Administration
College Hall